Adam Jones opens up going over the detailed statement that the New England Patriots released alongside the Gronkowski family regarding Rob Gronkowski. Jones gives a very strong opinion on the Patriots Super Bowl hopes after the loss of Gronk.
In the fourth and final Hour of an Agenda Free Friday, Felger and Mazz rest and continued to take calls on all the topics from the week. To close out the week, we hear from Squeaky Mazz and Mad Mike in the Final Word with Jim Murray.
In Hour 2, Felger and Mazz discussed Hall of Fame voting in Major League Baseball. Bob Socci, the radio voice of the New England Patriots, joined Mike and Tony to talk about Rob Gronkowski’s back surgery and Sunday’s game against the Los Angeles Rams. Finally, the guys talked about the historical impact of the 2001 Patriots.
Bert Breer of TheMMQB.com joins Zo and Bertrand in studio as we continue to talk about the impact of the loss of Rob Gronkowski, after the tight end announced he would undergo back surgery that will end his season.
How Will Patriots Manage Players in Wake of Gronk Injury?
Zo and Beetle wonder if the injury to Rob Gronkowski will change the way that the Patriots approach protecting their star and key players going forward for the rest of this season, to preserve health for the playoffs.
The Patriots and Rob Gronkowski announced yesterday that the big tight end will be lost for at least the remainder of the regular season and most of the playoffs after he undergoes back surgery on Friday. Yet again, the Patriots are left without one of the biggest playmakers in the NFL as we head down the stretch and get set for the playoffs. Zo and Bertrand tell you how big of a loss this will be for the Patriots.
On this hour: Kickers and punters try teir hand at comedy. Bert Breer from MMQB calls in to discuss how Gronkowski's injury will effect his career and the Patriots season. Nick went out to the bruins game for a Bruins recap and should the Bruins change their goal song?
In Hour 2, Felger and Murray continue to react to the Gronkowski back surgery news. Can the Patriots make the Super Bowl without Gronkowski? Vic Carucci, of the Buffalo News, joined Mike and Jim to discuss the timing of Rob Gronkowski’s back injury.
0:00 - Rob Gronkowski's Back Injury is Concerning
7:12 - Jon Heyman Might Not Vote for Curt Schilling
18:34 - Dan Shaughnessy is DEFINITELY NOT Voting for Curt Schilling
26:36 - Bruins Defenseman Torey Krug
32:33 - Paternity Leave Research with Billy Jaffe
38:20 - GRONK TO HAVE BACK SURGERY
In regards to Al Horford missing Monday's game for the birth of his daughter, Zo and Beetle ask Bruins analyst Billy Jaffe his opinion on the matter and what is legally given for paternity leave is also discussed.
Torey Krug joins Zolak and Bertrand like he does every week talking B's as he and his team have a home game against the Hurricanes tonight. More talks about fighting and the disappointing shootout loss against the Flyers on Tuesday.
Dan Shaughnessy is DEFINITELY NOT Voting for Curt Schilling
A regular guest on Zolak and Bertrand, Dan Shaughnessy of the Boston Globe, calls in to tell the guys that he is absolutely not voting for Curt Schilling because of his personality and the things he says.
Insider at the MLB Network, Jon Heyman joins Zo and Beetle on his decision that he is probably not going to vote Curt Schilling into the Hall of Fame based on controversial social media tweets among other traits to his character.
Patriots superstar tight end couldn't attend a gala event at the advise from his/team doctors because the back injury that had him leave the Jets game early. If he is unable to attend charitable events there is plenty room to worry about him not being able to suit up and play a football game right now.
On this hour: Danny Ainge calls in to discuss Last nights loss to the piston, Al Horford and more. Boston Bruins forward Matt Belesky calls into the show, The Stack and the Crossover with Zo and Bertrand
Danny Ainge On The Art Of Flopping, Celtics' Loss To Pistons
Celtics president Danny Ainge joined Toucher & Rich on Thursday to discuss flopping in the NBA, saying that sometimes you need to act a little bit, also touching on the NBA's trade season and Wednesday night's loss to the Pistons.
On this hour: Fred came home yesterday and was unaware workers would be in his house and the TV would be unavailable. What happened last night, Should rookie quarterbacks plays in their first season and more!
In the fourth and final Hour, Felger and Mazz continued to take calls on all the stories of the day. Before the Final Word with Jim Murray, Felger stands by his comments about Al Horford’s paternity leave.
Paul Perillo, of Patriots Football Weekly, joined Felger and Massarotti during Hour 3. The guys opened up the hour discussing the injuries that the Patriots are dealing with heading into Sunday’s game against the Rams. Mike, Tony, and Paul also talked about Marcus Cannon’s contract extension.
Felger and Massarotti opened up the show discussing the Boston Red Sox offseason and Major League Baseball’s CBA negotiations. The guys also got into the Boston Bruins and last night’s shoot-out loss to the Philadelphia Flyers. Finally, Mike and Tony talked about ratings in the NFL.
0:00 - Thursday Night Football Might be Nearing its End
9:34 - Reaction to Marcus Cannon Getting a 5 Year Extension
12:51 - Patriots Lash Out at Former NFL Executive
19:34 - Celtics Head Coach Brad Stevens
28:41 - Beetle Contemplates Retiring from Radio
Brad Stevens calls in for his weekly interview with Zo and Beetle and starts by defending Al Horford being there for his daughter's birth and missing Monday's game against the Heat. Other topics involving the C's are also discussed heading into tonight's home game with the Pistons.
Reaction to Marcus Cannon Getting a 5 Year Extension
Zolak and Bertrand react to the Patriots locking up Marcus Cannon until the year 2021. There are many other key members of the Patriots that are free agents at the end of the season and the Pats start with offensive lineman Marcus Cannon to do business with.
A former executive of the NFL for 50 years tweeted a poor worded statement regarding the tragic plane crash involving a Brazilian soccer team. The New England Patriots twitter account then responded to the now deleted tweet saying it was distasteful.
Reports are indicating that Thursday Night Football might be wiped out and deleted when contracts with networks are up in a couple short years. Also, drastic changes might be coming to London NFL games starting next season.
On this hour: Former Patriots safety Brandon Meriweather joins the show for his weekly segment, A caller whi likes to fight at sporting events calls in and Celtics play by play announcer Mike Gorman calls in.